Cars of all Shapes and Sizes Invade Hills House Field — All British was the Caveat

August 3, 2018



by Len Lathrop

For the fifth year the British took over the Hills House grounds last Saturday. Spectators could see cars from the 1920s to 2018 in every color and shape you might think of from Rolls Royces to Jaguars and MGs and Triumphs to Land Rovers and Austin-Healeys.

This was the 22th time the British Cars of New Hampshire has hosted the show, and car folks came from all over the East Coast. Most owners drove their babies in, but some others brought them on trailers.

Joe (Pinch) Polenchar, one of the show’s organizers, provided a recap for the paper. “Another great show is in the books. Two-hundred thirty-eight cars on hand (the most we ever had in our 22-year history), and, judging by the spectator parking area, it looks like the most spectators ever were on hand as well. Hopefully that will all equate to our largest donations to the NH Food Bank and the High Hopes Foundation. We packed up and cleared the field just before the rain storms moved in, so we were blessed with clear (but hot) weather. All of the 600 free bottles of water at the ‘cooling stations’ around the field were used. That’s the first time we’ve given away all our water.”

Now if you drove by and saw all the cars, whether you stopped or not, mark the calendar for July 27, 2019, when the British will invade again.